Questions and Answers for Families on Reading; The NAACP, The Oakland REACH and Oakland’s New Literacy For All Campaign

How well can your child read?  Not what are their grades, but really, how well can they read?  Are they on grade level?  That was a question The Oakland REACH and Oakland NAACP started asking with families over the last year, and as the answers emerged, a new campaign was born, the Oakland Literacy For…


Choosing the Best Oakland Public School For Your Child– What Families NEED to Do NOW

A guest blog- from Team Oakland Enrolls Though it may still feel relatively early in the school year, we’re officially in the thick of the Oakland public school application season for next school year. We at Oakland Enrolls aim to empower Oakland families to make informed choices about their public school options and make the…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 11/25-12/1

Last week-charter renewals, a recall effort on a school board member, should Yu Ming expand, a couple of Oakland tragedies, the Kaiser issues linger, how a local school is achieving diversity, housing, celebrating Black educators and more, please read, share and get involved Oakland: School board considers renewal of three charter schools Protesters collecting signatures…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 11/18-11/24

Last week–the latest polling on Oakland education, the NAACP’s literacy campaign, a brother bring computer science to the masses, looking at charter renewals, the success of the AAMA, Afrocomicon, all that and much more, please read, share and get involved Oakland: Celebration of Black Educators with the State of Black Education in Oakland Quality and…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 11/4-11/10

Last week, the latest scores are out and so is analysis, it is open enrollment so parents looking for a school for next year should be applying– we have some views on that, a parent implores us to focus on saving students and not systems, community building in the Kaiser/Sankofa community, lots on the school…